These days, item numbers are a common feature in Bollywood films, but specialised dance styles — like the cabaret — have been missing from these videos for a while.
In fact, speak of cabaret and only veteran star Helen’s famous numbers come to mind.
Now, after several years, Priyanka Chopra will be seen replicating the yesteryear actor’s moves in Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming film, Gunday.
An insider from the film’s unit says, “Priyanka plays a cabaret dancer who lives in Kolkata, which is where the film is set.”
Priyanka needed a lot of practice to get the moves right and she rehearsed long hours for the same.
The film’s spokesperson confirms the news, saying, “Priyanka has done a very good job. She’s playing a cabaret dancer in the film, and it suits the timeline of the movie, which is set in the 1970s.”
The film, which will release in February 2014, also stars Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor and Irrfan Khan.